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DownInThePMs

Directors you would want to have a pint with

Mister Pink

Guys, I'll delete any posts if there are just names and no explanation left. Thanks. 

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Title says it all. My personal pick would be Alfred Hitchcock, judging from his interview with Dick Cavett. He seems like a top bloke.

 

 

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Lonely-Martin

Plenty, lol.

 

Martin Scorsese for talking about his craft of movie making as he's someone I feel I could learn alot from on that topic along with his love of classic cinema too, plus the stories of working with some of my favourite actors like De Niro, Pesci, DiCaprio and Stephen Graham etc. Could be fun.

 

Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez for the chat about the cinema they loved from the grindhouse era as I love many of those old cheap exploitation flicks and we could nerd out together on plenty there I feel.

 

Jake West is another. He's directed a couple of flicks, but he's also done a few documentaries about horror movies/characters for blu ray extras I'd be more interested in (on the likes of Hellraiser for Arrow Films for example) and done a couple of really good documentaries about the video nasties era in Britain from the 80's regarding censorship and those controversies about horror movies of the early video cassette era (for Nucleus Films). I think me and him would have great conversations over that era and the many legends he's met over the years too.

 

Speaking of which...

 

Wes Craven, Tobe Hooper, George Romero, John Carpenter, and Tom Savini who though is more a special effects legend, did direct the remake of Night of the Living Dead with Tony Todd so I'm adding him to that list. All legends of a genre I love from an era I grew up loving so many of their movies and that'd be one great session. Though sadly Craven, Hopper and Romero are no longer with us unfortunately, but what a session that could have been.

 

Clive Barker. Seen a few interviews on extras of some of his films, he is this one dark man. It'd probably give me chills to dive into the dark topics this chap could raise, but it'd surely be fun though.

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Mister Pink
On 8/25/2020 at 7:15 PM, Lonely-Martin said:

Martin Scorsese for talking about his craft of movie making as he's someone I feel I could learn alot from on that topic along with his love of classic cinema too, plus the stories of working with some of my favourite actors like De Niro, Pesci, DiCaprio and Stephen Graham etc. Could be fun.

Absolutely, Marty. He has a great observational mind. He's very aware of his surroundings. I reckon he's a good people-watcher. I love listening to him and his passion for the craft. 

 

Todd Solondz: 

 

He's me makes dark and quirky films. He's just good at doing taboo on screen and mixing it with dark humour. I've listened to him on Mark Maron's podcast and he sounds interesting. You don't have to know his work, I imagine to be interested in him and what he has to say. 

 

Ridley Scott: 

 

He just does big sci-fi so well. Like Lonely-Martin said about learning from Scorsese, I think I could learn so much from him. Try debunk some of the grand mystery in how he does things so well. 

 

Shane Meadows

 

This is England, A Room For Romeo Brass, and Dead Man's Shoes. Some of my favourite films as I got more into filmmaking. Love his style of realism. 

 

Spike Jonez

 

We could talk all day about music and the creative camera trickery he uses in his videos. 

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To be perfectly honest, almost none of them. Except maybe Hayao Miyazaki. He not only helped to create the actual stories of some of the greatest Studio Ghibli movies, he's also an artist and animator himself, and much of the actual animation in those movies I know comes directly from his philosophy on animation. I think he'd be great to talk to about those things, and about the meaning of his stories. I like a lot of movies and series, but it's rare that I'm compelled to see the directors as individuals I'd want to meet. Directors can have a lot of the creative power, but at the end of the day, I see them more like conductors than composers—everyone else actually generates the creative output and the conductor decides if he likes it or not. So ultimately, I see being a director as more just about having a good eye and ear for whether what others create fits the end image. I legitimately can't imagine having an interesting conversation with Kubrick about his movies in the same way I imagine I would with Miyazaki san about Ghibli movies.

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Mr. Galloway

Kubrick and Tarantino.

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Mister Pink

Hey, lets not turn this into a thread where people post names and no explanations. Please explain why. 

 

Thanks :) 

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RARusk

David Lynch. If only to find out what he thinks of Deadly Premonition.

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19 minutes ago, RARusk said:

David Lynch. If only to find out what he thinks of Deadly Premonition.

I'd love to ask him how he managed to f*ck Dune up that badly.

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RARusk

Actually, I like Dune. It was also my first exposure to him (I watched it in the theater first run in '84) and I would later see Eraserhead on The Movie Channel later on. This would make me a life long fan. With the exception of Blue Velvet and The Straight Story I would see every movie of his in the theater from then on.

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The Time Ranger

Werner Herzog, he's an interesting character, with a very unique perspective on film making, I reckon after a conversation with him he'd give the Pope an existential crisis.

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Mister Pink

I'm going to elaborate more on why I would like to meet Spike Jonze. And its kind of alludes to or offers a counter to @TheMadHammer. Great points by the way. But there are some directors out there that are more than directors. They are the driving creative force behind a certain production. 

 

For example Spike Jonze. Those of you musically inclined or grew up with MTV will know Spike Jonze for being the main dancer and director of Fatboy Slim's Praise You. He also directed Weapon of Choice (Fatboy Slim) with Christopher Walken, as well as iconic videos like Sabotage by the Beastie Boys, Drop by The Pharcyde,  Buddy Holly by WeezerIt's All So Quiet by Bjork, and Da Funk by Daft Punk. He's probably one of the best and certainly one of the most creative music video directors ever. 

 

But then he does Being John Malcovich as well as Her. These films just seem so consistent with what he was doing before but with a more high-brow surrealism. His commitment to making this visuals and experiences that just haven't been seen before, especially with very practical effects.

 

Like Drop by The Pharcyde, the video is played backwards, so the The Pharcyde had to learn the mime their raps backwards so it looked like they were rapping and everything else was going backwards. Incredible. 

 

And then he co-creates and executively produces Jackass, which just speaks to his punky, subversive character. To me, that's a director, or creator, or creative, I would just love to sit down and talk to. 

 

This was all done with practical effects. See the room stretching and moving? Well, it is. It's not CGI. It's insane!

 

Below, we can see Spike Jonze and the audition tape he sent Fatboy Slim to do his next music video which he go commissioned to do and it was for Praise You. Of course MTV hated it and initially rejected it. But then it went on to win loads of awards at the MTV awards, lol. 

What a legend!!

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